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    Day in focus: South Africa take control at Trent Bridge

    The tourists lead England by 205 runs after Day Two of the second Test

    South Africa took control of the second Test to end the second day with a lead of 205 runs over England at Trent Bridge.

    The Proteas closed with a score of 75/1 following a highly eventful day in Nottingham as 15 wickets tumbled.

    James Anderson took four wickets in the morning to complete a five-for as South Africa were bowled out for 335 having started the day on 309/6.

    The tourists responded by bowling England out for 205 as they made the most of the swinging ball, with captain Joe Root putting up the most resistance with a top score of 78.

    The Three Lions were back in the field in the evening session, but could only take one wicket when Anderson dismissed Kuhn as South Africa saw out the day.

    Story of the morning - Anderson cleans up South Africa

    Maharaj wicket - c Root b Anderson

    South Africa 317/8 as Anderson takes his third of the innings

    Ball of the day - Morkel beauty as early wickets fall

    Jennings wicket - c de Kock b Morkel

    England 3/2 after two quick wickets

    Tale of the afternoon - South Africa pile on pressure

    Bairstow wicket - b Maharaj

    England 177/6

    Wood wicket - c du Plessis b Morris

    England all out for 205

    Stat of the Day

    In 92 Tests played together, James Anderson and Stuart Broad have now taken more than 700 wickets between them.

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